leadership aim

Midheaven in Leo

Career Fields for the Leo Midheaven: The Arts and Entertainment, Government, Nonprofit, and Sciences

The world is their stage with the Leo Midheaven and they want to perform on it. When it comes to their career or being in front of a crowd of people, they shine brightly. Leo Midheavens have so much confidence and take tons of pride in themselves and their reputation. The Leo Midheaven usually relies on popularity and they expect people to like them. But who wouldn’t like a Leo Midheaven? They’re highly generous and compassionate with others. They are truly the voice of the people and always keep others opinions into consideration. They are dignified and can keep calm in a crisis. They take charge and provide stability for the people. Leo Midheavens, in a way, feel like they have a special purpose in this world. That they are here for a reason… and for the people. The Leo Midheaven is not selfish, in fact they are generous and do not knock anyone down. We all rise and feast with the Leo Midheaven.

Leo Midheavens are highly ambitious and have tremendous leadership potential. They aim for a great reputation and they try their hardest to keep their good reputation and be seen as professional. Also, they don’t mind playing a few games here and there. They have a great sense of humor and are playful people. Not to mention, Leo Midheavens are creative and have a unique flair in how they do things. They are organized people and have no problem seeing the bigger picture, yet being observant enough to notice the little details as well. One thing Leo Midheavens should be careful about is not getting so worked up easily. Leo Midheavens are sensitive and they can easily take things personally. The slightest threat to the ego and the Leo Midheaven might size up and attack.

ADVICE FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS

You’ve made it to junior year, which is dubbed by many as the hardest year of your life. This is a crucial year for your college applications because it may or may not be the last grades colleges see when you submit your transcript. Thus, it’s important to make the most of it both academically and outside of school. I recently completed junior year so I can hopefully impart on you guys some useful knowledge for having a successful year.

ACADEMICS

Ok so this is crucial. Colleges want to see that you’re challenging yourself so try and take as many advanced placement or honors classes as possible (I don’t know how the IB system works so I can’t offer any advice :( ). But also make sure that you’re not taking as many as to completely overwhelm you. My high school has six periods and I took six APs, which was kinda crazy. I did fine and managed to pull off all As but not without insane amounts of stress and anxiety and staying up till 12 a.m. every day. I also had to cram in extra-curriculars and volunteering plus studying for standardized tests, and while I managed to get in the activities I was most passionate about and still was successful in them, I had to cut some stuff because of my course load. Had I taken one less class, I could have still done it. So moral of the story, take hard classes but make sure you have time to pursue other interests outside of school and still have a social life.

STANDARDIZED TESTS

These are also crucial for college applications. Most people wait until junior year to take standardized tests so it’s an added workload. First thing to know is what test, the SAT or ACT, your school offers for free. Most schools have a mandatory test date in the spring that you don’t have to pay for. Once you figure out which one your school offers, I would plan to take it for the first time (if you haven’t already) a couple months before the mandatory test date. This will allow you to know the format of the test better and realize your weaknesses and strengths, thus allowing you to prep better for the one in the spring. If your school doesn’t offer a free test date, I would still recommend you take it twice because you have better chances for a higher score. I would also recommend that you take both the SAT and ACT or at least look into both tests and see which format suits you better. Colleges accept the SAT and ACT equally so take the one you’re likely to get a higher score in. Prep is crucial regardless of whether you’re taking the SAT or ACT. Plan a head and have at least a month to study, whether that be through a prep class or prep book. It will make a difference. There’s also the issue of the SAT subject tests which are required for highly selective colleges. I would suggest that you take those at the end of junior year so that you can retake them in the fall if necessary. Make sure to check the requirements for what subject tests your school needs. If there are no requirements take the tests your likely to get the higher scores in. This sounds like a no brainer but colleges don’t care that you know basic Chinese if you got a 600 on the subject test. Take the ones where you can score high because numbers really count for standardized tests. That being said, don’t kill yourself retaking the tests ten if you haven’t gotten your desired score, focus on the other parts of you application as well.

EXTRA-CURRICULARS

Junior year is the year where you start showing your dedication to your passions. Aim for leadership positions or awards/achievements that show your dedication. It’s still not to late to find your passion though. You can still join clubs and other activities as long as you manage to show what you’ve accomplished in that club when you’re applying to colleges. It’s also time to narrow down your list of activities to the three or four that really matter. Colleges don’t want a jack of all trades; they want someone who has a passion and is really good at something. Being a member of 10 clubs but being mediocre in all of them isn’t better than being involved in two or three activities that you’re really good at and have achieved strong results in. Being ‘well-rounded’ is a myth. Find your passions because colleges can see if you’re only doing something because it looks good vs. because you actually care about it. Extra-curriculars shouldn’t kill your grades. Grades are also important so find a balance that lets you do what you love and be a strong academic candidate as well.

HEALTH

Please be healthy. Eat solid meals, drink a lot of water, get 7-8 hours of sleep, try to eat breakfast, and work out. It will make studying and pursuing your passions much easier if you’re well fed and well rested. All the stress of junior year could really make you sick so love yourself. If you’re really stressed out and can’t handle it, talk to a friend or parent. Don’t kill yourself for the perfect college application. There are more things in life besides getting in to Harvard and what’s the point of going there if you’re going to be an emotional wreck. Love yourself.

SOCIAL LIFE

Don’t become a recluse. Take time off from your busy life to meet up with your friends and just chill for a few hours. It helps you step back and take a breather and your friends can help you get through the rough patches. Trust me, there will be many of them. Try to have fun every now and then. Time flies by fast and before you know it, you will have graduated all ready. Make some memories that don’t involve studying all day. You’ll appreciate it later :)

That being said, enjoy junior year! It will be challenging but the satisfaction of finishing it will be worth it in the end. Let me know if you have any questions :)

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blackthorn-latte-fairy  asked:

Hi, well, I just read the post you wrote about feminism... and I would like to know what is it that you define as antifeminism, because I REALLY want to understand you but a can't. I'm not trying to rude but I feel the need to know why some people think like you.

Hi, and thank you for your ask which is not in the least bit rude :)

The first thing I will say is one vital point about feminism, which is in many ways the crux of defining antfeminism. That is the fact that feminism does not have the monopoly on gender equality. Feminism is one very specific gender equality movement. That does not mean it is the only one, or the only route towards gender equality. So with that being said, it can now be understood that by being anti-feminist that does not automatically make a person anti-equality. In fact many of the reasons anti-feminists are opposed to feminism stem from the fact that we don’t actually believe that (modern) feminism actually promotes equality. Understanding that anti-feminists are not anti-equality is the starting point for understanding the mindset of many anti-feminists. 

(I will say at this point that there do exist some anti-feminists who are traditionalists and who want to retain gender roles and so on. They are few and far between in my experience, but I will just point out that I am not one of them. I will also say at this point that I do not view anti-feminism as a ‘movement’ as such. Just a lot of individual people who hope to change the conversation on gender equality and move away from the largely feminist ruled discussions we see in our media today.)

Now I could write an essay on this to be honest, but I will keep it as short as I can..

  • Feminism, and feminist theory, studies society from the point of view of women. This gives a one sided and narrow view of society. I don’t believe gender equality can be properly tackled with a one sided narrative. In particular when it comes to the gender binary I don’t see how that issue can be tackled by only looking at the female side. In many respects we can see the effect of this already - women have been allowed to escape their gender role to a large degree but we have seen no such change for men.
  • Feminism has taught us that throughout history women have been powerless while men have had it easy. This view of history is wholly unrealistic. Our societies have not grown out of two dimensional systems where all men always had power and all women did not. In fact it is laughable to say that. And yet feminism seems to plant this idea into the minds of young women, convincing them that they are automatically oppressed before they even breathe.
  • Feminism teaches women to be afraid. While claiming to empower women, feminism teaches women that they are automatically victims with things like #yesallwomen. And of course this tied nicely in with telling us that all men are dangerous and should be feared. Pretty sexist really.
  • Another example of how feminism can itself be sexist… how many times have you seen anti-rape campaigns which centre on the idea of ’ don’t teach women to protect themselves - teach men not to rape’. This does several things - it implies that all men are rapists, it implies that only men can be rapists, it implies that only women can be rape victims. So not only does it erase male victims of rape (sexist) it frees female rapists from any blame. That is not equality. And that is without going into the fact that it teaches women that learning to protect themselves (since there are always going to be shitstains out there who will rape and attack people) is bad and wrong. So again - not very empowering.
  • Feminism continually uses false and outdated statistics. Examples being pay gap, 1 in 4 women are raped…
  • Feminism can be ridiculously negative. I have already covered this to some degree. I mean - take the pay gap myth. Telling women they will be paid less for the same work as men (when it has been debunked frequently) is not going to inspire women or make them think they can be as successful as men. Equally, telling women that some areas of work are closed off to them is not going to encourage them into those areas. Negativity is not empowering if you ask me.
  • Some of feminism’s campaigns are completely flawed. The anti-rape campaigns (already mentioned) are sexist. And things like Ban Bossy are a shambles - it was supposed to be about encouraging more girls into leadership positions (a good aim) but because of the way they campaign was designed, what it actually would achieve was teaching girls poor leadership skills since they would never receive any criticism or learn that domineering behaviours are not good leadership qualities.

Ultimately I believe that feminism lies to us about our history and about the world we live in today. It teaches us the false idea that women have many problems in society while men have none. It ignores men’s issues or pretends they don’t exist. It offers too narrow a view on the world to be actually helpful. It often uses flawed thinking and campaigns and is often anti-equality. That is why I am an ant-feminist. 

And just to say it again - much of the reason I AM ant-feminist is because while I am pro-equality I do not believe that feminism is.